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Etymology 1Edit

Irish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : trí
    Ordinal : tríú
    Personal : triúr

From Old Irish trí, from Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

NumeralEdit

trí

  1. three
Usage notesEdit
  • Triggers lenition of a following noun in the singular, and h-prothesis of one in the plural.
    • trí chatthree cats
    • trí troithethree feet
    • trí huairethree times
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish trí (through), from Proto-Indo-European *tr̥h₂- (zero-grade form) of *terh₂- (to pass through).

PrepositionEdit

trí (plus dative, triggers lenition, before the definite article tríd)

  1. through
InflectionEdit
Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
trí thrí dtrí
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *trīs, from Proto-Indo-European *tréyes.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

Old Irish cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : trí
    Ordinal : tris

trí

  1. three

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
trí thrí trí
pronounced with /d(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • trí” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

trí

  1. mind
  2. clever

Derived termsEdit